The roles of chairman and CEO are exercised by Allan Cook and Uwe Krueger respectively. Their roles and responsibilities are approved by the Board and set out in written statements. The Board reviews these statements at least annually to ensure they remain appropriate.
The chairman is responsible for the leadership and management of the Board. He is also charged with ensuring corporate governance is conducted in accordance with current best practice, as appropriate to the Company and the Group.
The CEO is responsible for the operational management and leadership of the Group to deliver our strategy. He discharges this responsibility through the operational leadership team and the senior leadership team.
The senior leadership team has wider participation and focuses on communication and co-ordination. Members of the senior leadership team include the Group finance director, the Group HR director, regional, Acuity, Energy and Faithful+Gould CEOs and other selected senior Group directors.
The operational leadership team concentrates on strategy and its implementation, together with operational matters. It provides a forum for the executive directors and regional, Acuity, Energy and Faithful+Gould CEOs to focus on performance and to share best practice and knowledge.